Himachal promoting cultivation of medicinal plants

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is promoting the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants by encouraging farmers to cultivate them. Under the National AYUSH Mission, the government is providing financial assistance for which farmer clusters have been set up. To get the

AYUSH Ministry mandates appointment of one DI for 30 manufacturing units

Bengaluru: The Union Ministry of Ayush has mandated that all its state regulatory departments should be equipped with adequate number of technical officers including drug inspectors and drug controllers commensurate with the number of manufacturing plants in the state.  The

States use just 38 per cent Ayush funds in 3 years

New Delhi: State governments have not shown a keen interest in the Centre’s agenda to push for the national Ayush mission promoting the Indian traditional systems of medicine. Only Uttar Pradesh has fully utilized the funds allocated under the mission

Vital to shun pesticides for organic farming: Vandana Shiva

Dehradun: Agricultural pests cannot be destroyed completely no matter how much pesticide is used. While pesticide and fertilisers along with genetically modified crops have ended up adding poison to food, farmers who pursue organic agriculture earn up to 10 times

Government Ayurvedic College in Hyderabad loses 24-acre land

Hyderabad: The government has allotted 24 acres of land in Himayatsagar belonging to the Government Ayurvedic College to develop a healing centre. The land was given during the golden jubilee of the college in 1995. The college authorities have written

FSSAI asks nutraceuticals industry to adopt self-regulation

New Delhi: Food safety regulator FSSAI said there is still confusion among consumers about nutraceuticals because of misinformation, and called for adoption of self-regulation by industry players. FSSAI Chairman Ashish Bahuguna said the industry has bigger responsibility to ensure quality